I have a frozen leg of lamb which I want to cook. Can it be cooked from frozen? Some website have said yes. I want to use a recipe from the NYT that I cooked before and it was fab. It's a 5 hour cook with a bottle of red and root vegetables. Is it safe directly from frozen? Appreciate all advice

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pierino January 10, 2011
I would definitely defrost first if only to be able to brown it ahead of braising. To begin cooking while still frozen is not going to improve it.
 
nutcakes January 10, 2011
It is something I'd never do. Why wouldn't you soak it in cool water, wrapped, for an hour or two tonight, place in fridge overnight, then further soak till ready tomorrow? I'm going to read more about it, but it does bother me.
 
casadelmonte January 10, 2011
Hardlikearmour yes that is the recipe it was perfect, I am going to go with the tomatoe version tomorrow, thank you all for the info

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casadelmonte January 10, 2011
Hardlikearmour yes that is the recipe it was perfect, I am going to go with the tomatoe version tomorrow, thank you all for the info

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hardlikearmour January 10, 2011
is this the recipe? http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/dining/15apperex.html?scp=1&sq=lamb%20wine%20recipe&st=cse
Since you're braising the lamb, it should work, though will likely take a bit longer.
 
Greenstuff January 10, 2011
It will be fine.
 
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